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Pirates farm report

| Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006

A look at how the Pirates' farm teams fared in games played Friday:

INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 60-50) lost, 7-2, at Columbus (Yankees). Center fielder Rajai Davis went 3 for 4 and scored a run. Second baseman Craig Stansberry and left fielder Raul Gonzalez each drove in runs for the Indians. Left-hander Sean Burnett (7-8) allowed six runs, but only two earned, on seven hits in four innings.

ALTOONA (Double-A, 63-46) won, 6-4, at home against New Britain (Twins). First baseman Brett Roneberg had two hits, including a two-run triple, and three RBI. Catcher Milver Reyes had a game-high three hits. Right-hander Wardell Starling (4-2) allowed three runs and struck out four in seven innings.

LYNCHBURG (High Single-A, 13-25) won, 4-3, in 10 innings at Kinston (Indians). First baseman Steven Pearce drove in Shaler graduate Dan Schwartzbauer with the game-winning run in the 10th. Pearce collected three hits, including a double, one RBI, and one run scored. Right-handed reliever Derrik Moeves (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning to get the win.

HICKORY (Low Single-A, 21-20 second half) won, 5-3, at home against Charleston (Yankees). Center fielder Andrew McCutchen and right fielder Brad Corley each had two-run homers for the Crawdads. Right-hander Luis Valdez (6-4) got the win, despite allowing two home runs in six innings.

WILLIAMSPORT (Single-A short season, 15-25) won, 3-0, at home against State College (Cardinals). Right-hander Kyle Pearson (2-2) pitched a complete game, allowing two hits and striking out 12. Right fielder Miles Durham drove in a run and scored another. Shortstop Angel R. Gonzalez and first baseman Kent Sakamoto had two hits apiece.

BRADENTON (Rookie, 19-19) had its game at the Gulf Coast League Twins suspended in the bottom of the first inning. The Pirates trailed, 2-0, at the time.

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